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Simple two-ingredient meatballs are simmered in a tangy homemade barbecue sauce and are served over a skinny version of mashed potatoes.

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes | Life, Love, and Good Food

Do you ever get a craving for some good ‘ol pub grub? You know — the hearty meat and potatoes kind of food — burgers and fries, fish and chips, or one of my favorites, bangers and mash? Well, here’s a new recipe that will satisfy that craving and has the added bonus of being very healthy as well, Skinny Turkey BBQ Meatballs & Mash. These simple two-ingredient meatballs are simmered in a tangy homemade barbecue sauce and are served over a skinny version of mashed potatoes to make a very filling and tasty meal.

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes | Life, Love, and Good Food

This was my first try at making turkey meatballs, and I’ve got to admit that I was skeptical that they might not be as good as my favorite saucy spaghetti meatballs, but they were really very, very good! I love the tangy barbecue and would even be tempted to stick a toothpick in them and serve ’em up as cocktail meatballs without the mash!

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes | Life, Love, and Good Food

Just look at all that thick, tangy sauce – you know you need to make these meatballs now!

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes | Life, Love, and Good Food

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes

Simple two-ingredient meatballs are simmered in a tangy homemade barbecue sauce and are served over a skinny version of mashed potatoes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 739 kcal

Ingredients
  

Meatballs

  • 1-1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil

BBQ Sauce

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Frank's Red Hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Potatoes

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions
 

Meatballs

  • Combine the ground turkey and sesame oil; shape into 20 meatballs.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium hight heat. Spray with cooking spray and add meatballs. Cook, turning often, for 6-7 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove meatballs from skillet and drain on paper towels.

BBQ Sauce

  • Add the water and ketchup to the skillet and stir until well combined. Add remaining BBQ ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Return meatballs to the skillet and simmer in the sauce another 5 minutes or until cooked through.

Potatoes

  • Add potatoes and chicken broth to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until fork-tender.
  • Mash potatoes in the broth with a potato masher until smooth. Add milk and butter and stir or mash until butter is melted and potatoes are desired consistency. Serve immediately with the meatballs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingsCalories: 739kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 44gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 658mgFiber: 5gSugar: 13g
Keyword bbq, skinny recipe, turkey meatballs
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